Arralis announces new Ka band phase shifters

New products unlock flat beam-steering antenna capability for 5G and on the go satellite communications

Space Tech Expo, Pasadena, CA, May 22nd, 2018:  Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar & wireless communications, today announced their new high-frequency analogue phase shifter MMIC products which allow >360 degree analog phase variation with low insertion loss covering two satellite Ka bands, 17-21GHz and 25.5-32.5GHz.

The product is ideal to track fast moving low earth orbit satellites because it is analog and has continuous phase variation, a great advantage over conventional digital phase shifters. The extended frequency range of the upper band chip is also suitable for the proposed 5G band and will be ideal for beam steering base stations. In addition, the added benefit of simplified assembly is possible as these chips are available with an integrated power amplifier.

This development is of great benefit to designers of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle and 5G systems as now a simple, reliable and flat beam steering and continuous tracking antenna can be realised. According to Mike Gleaves, the Arralis Group CTO, “at Space Tech we’ll be showing people our antenna solution, and highlighting how our new MMIC phase-shifters allow the development of high frequency electronically steerable flat antennas. We have in essence developed the technology that allows users to continuously track and communicate with Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellites in a form that can be easily placed within, or on the roof of a vehicle, aircraft, satellite or just about anywhere.”

This release completes the most extensive range of Ka band chips, aimed at the 17-21GHz and 27-31GHz mega-constellation frequency bands on the market. The full range, fabricated on a space qualified process, includes […]

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    Arralis CEO Barry Lunn speaking at Mobility X Conference 2018

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn speaking at Mobility X Conference 2018

Arralis CEO, Barry Lunn, will be speaking at this year’s Mobility X Conference which takes place at Iveagh House in Dublin on Thursday 10th May. Barry’s session which begins at 3.30pm will cover the topic of radars and autonomous vehicles.

This one-day public conference is a unique opportunity to meet numerous self-driving car industry executives – from disruptive start-ups and CEOs of leading global corporations to technology investment groups – through inspiring speeches and personalised meetings. Network and learn from most innovative companies in the self-driving car industry. Learn about the safety of autonomous cars, how they will disrupt traditional industries like insurance, transportation and more, learn how soon self-driving cars be on our roads in Ireland, and what opportunities are there for companies in Ireland to take advantage of the changes coming to the automotive and transportation industry.

Register here http://mobilityx.co/

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By |May 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Arralis CEO Barry Lunn speaking at Mobility X Conference 2018|
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    Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset

Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset

New product unlocks advanced capacity for mass consumer applications of on the go satellite communications

Paris Airshow, June 20, 2017: Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar & wireless communications, today announced a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will enable massive data rate communications speeds for commercial and science missions. This first phase Ka band Transceiver chipset contract is worth €650,000, which is awarded under ESA’s ARTES Competitiveness & Growth programme.

This first of its kind Ka band chipset comprises all of the circuits required to build a K band satellite and ground front end that will connect easily with high power amplifiers and antennas. Ka band is considered the next big thing for satellite technology with its smaller antennas and ground terminals, as well as dramatically lowered costs.

Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected vehicle markets to high data rate and low latency satellite communications.

Companies such as Facebook, Inmarsat and SpaceX have recently announced their plans to use Ka band to provide broadband services around the globe with the initial SpaceX deployment consisting of an unprecedented 4,425 satellites with Ka band payloads.

Michael Harverson from ESA said, “Arralis are developing technologies that are in demand by the global space industry and which form the foundations of European Satellite Communications programmes now and in the future”.

The Leonis chipset was developed to meet the needs of the growing demand for low cost Ka band satellite equipment that is simple to interface with current digital internet hardware. Applications include 5G communications, airborne high speed Wi-Fi, low earth orbit […]

By |June 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset|
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    Arralis wins The Irish Times Innovation of the Year Award 2016

Arralis wins The Irish Times Innovation of the Year Award 2016

The Irish Times Innovation Awards proved a very successful event for Arralis this year, winning the IT and Telecommunications Award as well as the overall prize for Innovation of the Year for its 94GHz radar chipset. Arralis’ 94GHz radar chipset has a wide range of applications including aiding unmanned landings by spacecraft, drone guidance systems, air defence systems, airport radar, driverless cars as well as internet and next generation 5G telecommunications.

The awards ceremony which took place on the 5th of October at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, showcased Ireland’s top innovative talent in the various sectors and had received applications from over 300 companies. The event was attended by over 220 people which included Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Ireland’s Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation.

Speaking from the event, company CEO Barry Lunn said, “to be recognised as the “Innovation of the Year” by such a distinguished panel of judges and the paper of record is a real honour for Arralis. Denver and team took on an immense technical challenge and conquered it and I’m delighted they’ve gotten this award from their innovative peers. Within an hour of winning we had messages of support from customers in the US and Asia which proves local recognition can lead to global impact”

As overall winner, Arralis will receive a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times worth in excess of €150,000, as well as a UCD Smurfit Business School scholarship for an Executive Education programme commencing in 2017.

Read more here.

By |October 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis launches new W band devices at European Microwave Week, London

Arralis launches new W band devices at European Microwave Week, London

Today Arralis, the world leading W band device manufacturer, has added a number of new MMIC devices to its extensive product range. The new power amplifier, image cancellation mixer and variable attenuator come in response to new advance system requirements.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz.

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TU-W1330305 is a 4-stage MMIC power amplifier that covers frequencies from 92GHz to 96GHz. The TU-W1330305 provides up to 20dB of flat, stable gain, and a power output of more than 18dBm from a 4V supply voltage and remarkably low current at just 210mA.

Image Cancellation MMIC Mixer, 92 – 96GHz
TU-W1340310 is an I/Q MMIC diode mixer with integrated quadrature coupler for single sideband upconverter operation. TU-W1340310 is fabricated using GaAs Shottky diode technology and is designed for output frequencies in the range from 92GHz to 96GHz using either fixed IF and varying LO (86GHz – 90GHz) or fixed LO and varying IF (2GHz – 6GHz) signals, The circuit employs a double rat race configuration to effectively cancel image signals without filtering and offers superior signal to noise performance.

GaAs PHEMT MMIC Attenuator/ SPST Switch, 90 – 100GHz
The TU-W1401601 is a GaAs PHEMT diode based SPST switch and variable attenuator with a single input and output. The attenuation value may be adjusted to any value within the specified attenuation range. The chip is manufactured on a 50um substrate with 100um gate length. All bond pads and the die underside are gold plated. The control voltage ranges from +1.5V to -1.5V, the latter giving maximum attenuation

A packaged version of each device is also available with WR10 waveguide input and output on request.

Speaking from the European Microwave Week in London Arralis CTO, Mike Gleaves […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis releases the world’s first 94GHz transmit and receive core chips at IMS2016, San Francisco

Arralis releases the world’s first 94GHz transmit and receive core chips at IMS2016, San Francisco

The chips bring 94GHz into commercial radar and communications applications such as 5G and autonomous vehicles.

Arralis, the leading developer of 94GHz technology, has developed another world first with the launch of fully integrated transmit and receive 94GHz core chips at IMS2016. The devices make the highly desirable attenuation window of 94GHz available for commercial applications such as fully autonomous radar for drones and automotive as well as ‘wireless fiber’ communications speeds for 5G backhaul.

Speaking from San Francisco the company’s CTO, Mike Gleaves, welcomed the opportunity to showcase the unique products. “Our focus at Arralis is scale and integration which for our customers means easier system development and lower cost. These transmit and receive chips deliver both which is quite an achievement and further delivers on our promise to our customers that we would make our aerospace technology integrated and available for commercial applications”, said Gleaves.

The devices are currently in the hands of Arralis’ lead customers with full commercial roll out in the coming months.

This release adds to Arralis’ family of W-band Millimetre-wave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMIC) devices. Traditionally 94GHz has been used almost exclusively in the military radar market due high cost and difficulty of integration. 90-100GHz is very attractive due to its ultra-small system size, high resolution and unique propagation (long range) features. Arralis’ technical and scale achievements enable this frequency to be used in a wide range of commercial applications including 5G, mega constellations, drones, driverless vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, Arralis manufactures complementary electronic beam forming and scanning antennas, including the use of metamaterials, further empowering their customers with unique technology solutions.

The MMIC’s are PHEMT GaAs devices that measure just 5.2mm x 2.2mm. The chips’ function […]

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Arralis to attend upcoming Air Shows

Arralis will be exhibiting at the leading global Air Shows this year: Berlin Airshow 2016 (1 – 4 Jun), Paris Air Forum 2016 (21 Jun), Toulouse Space Show 2016 (28 – 30 Jun).

Berlin Airshow 2016 (1 – 4 Jun)

Exhibitors from 40 countries and more than 120,000 trade visitors will attend the Berlin Airshow 2016. The German aerospace exhibition is a must-attend event for all international industry experts. This is where companies and organizations meet, as well as top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every segment of the aerospace and aviation industry: Commercial aviation, Space, Defense and Security, Equipment, Engines and Materials, Helicopter, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/UAV) und many more aerospace services.

Paris Air Forum 2016 (21 Jun)

The Paris Air Forum is a unique platform where entrepreneurs, engineers, top managers, intellectuals, politicians and the younger generation can meet and exchange. With a range of speakers throughout the day the conference is a great information platform and networking opportunity.

 

Toulouse Space Show 2016 (28 – 30 Jun)

The Toulouse Space Show (TSS) is a major global forum dedicated to the progress in space infrastructure, technologies and applications. It gathers about 2,000 participants from many European and International countries around plenary sessions based on high level keynotes, round tables, exhibitions and demonstrations.

 

About Arralis
Arralis, a Limerick-based company with a design centre in Belfast, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets. The company has developed world-leading expertise in Radio Frequency, micro and millimetre-wave technology. Their products, which are the ultimate in precision and innovation, are used in both global and space environments where accuracy and reliability are critical. Arralis manufactures millimetre wave semiconductor devices, modules and antennas and provide […]

By |May 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis’ 94GHz Radar Chip is the European Space Agency Technology of the Week

Arralis’ 94GHz Radar Chip is the European Space Agency Technology of the Week

View the full article on the ESA website here.
“A close-up glimpse at part of a microchip designed to provide high-frequency radar for future space missions, or else boost the speed of satellite communications.

This integrated circuit – produced for ESA by Ireland’s Arralis company – is the centrepiece of a powerful 94 GHz radar system, offering nearly 10 times sharper resolution than the landing radar used by the Apollo missions to the Moon.

“It might make planetary landings much safer in future,” explains Barry Lunn, CEO of Arralis. “This mm-wave radar could identify small but hazardous rocks across a candidate landing zone, or else be used by a spacecraft in flight to identify and avoid adjacent debris.”

The Limerick-based company already markets high-frequency chips, modules and antennas to terrestrial markets, for uses including helicopter landing radar.

The high-frequency chip developed through the project – supported through ESA’s long-running General Support Technology Programme, looking to prepare promising products for the market – also has the potential to turbocharge terrestrial wifi speeds, along with space communications.

“The project team exhibited a very rapid learning curve, helping to bring these integrated circuits to a point where they could be taken up by future space missions,” adds Petri Piironen, managing the project for ESA.

“We have already begun a follow-project with Arralis, looking at the next level of product development: integrating these chips into radar modules.”

Cooperation between ESA and Arralis was coordinated through the Enterprise Ireland development agency.”
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About Arralis

Arralis, a Limerick-based company with a design centre in Belfast, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets. The company has developed world-leading expertise in Radio Frequency, micro and millimetre-wave technology. Their products, which are the ultimate in precision […]

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Arralis to attend upcoming exhibitions

Arralis will be joining leading global players at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (22 – 27 May), at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah (6 – 11 Aug), and at the European Microwave Week in London (3 – 7 Oct).

IMS 2016
IMS 2016 is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition.

IMS 2015 Highlights:

Total participation of 8,626 including 4,633 conference and exhibit-only attendees from 56 countries.
Over 75 technical sessions, workshops, and panels sessions.
54 MicroApps sessions.
A record breaking exhibition with 620 exhibiting companies including 67 first-time participating companies.
Engineering Students played a large part in the event through numerous presentations as well as the student design competition, student paper competition, PhD Initiative, and Project Connect.
The STEM Program on Thursday had over 200 middle and high-school participants.
The symposium’s first ever Wearables + Wireless Pavilion, which showcased emerging wearable electronics that utilized RF and microwave technologies.
The debut of the RF Bootcamp, a three-quarter day course for newcomers to the microwave world.

Visit Arralis at IMS 2016 at booth 446.

Small Satellite Conference 2016
Arralis will also attend the Small Satellite Conference 2016 in Logan, Utah, USA from the 6th to the 11th of August. For 30 years, the Small Satellite Conference has been a place where innovators, engineers, problem solvers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers alike have come together to challenge what we know and push the bounds of what can be done. These pioneers have created a space industry where small […]

By |February 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis awarded multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Arralis awarded multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Irish Prime Minister/An Taoiseach congratulates Arralis on €400,000 multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Today, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD was on hand to observe the signing of a significant European Space Agency contract awarded to Arralis, a technology company servicing the aerospace sector, founded and based in Limerick. The contract signing took place during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Netherlands and Germany and is an extension of previous work for the agency, where Arralis successfully delivered their world beating semiconductor technology.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. As part of this contract Arralis will deliver a series of 94GHz subsystems with space end-use applications, such as massive data rate satellite to satellite communications and unmanned landing of spacecraft.

Speaking from the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands, An Taoiseach said, “We are seeing a steady increase in the number of companies in Ireland engaging with ESA in developing technologies for the global space market with the active support of Enterprise Ireland.  ESA is at the heart of Europe’s space ambitions and it is inspiring to see Irish companies like Arralis contribute to the new technologies that are in demand by the space industry and which form the foundations of European Space programmes now and in the future”.

The 94GHz communications system developed, by Arralis, will allow future spacecraft to communicate at speeds that to date, have been unattainable. The explosion in data gathering by space probes, including high resolution imagery and video, has created a requirement for massive wireless data rate communications. With 3.17 billion worldwide data hungry internet users, demand is also steadily increasing for improved access. Back on […]

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